Monday, May 30, 2011

Yellow Ribbon

A couple of weeks ago, I came across this article. A little girl, just 4 years old, not letting go of her daddy's hand, as he lined up in formation at his deployment, getting ready to be shipped off to Iraq.

Even though that story was published over a year ago, my thoughts were with that little girl as I put together this card.

I modified the tree from Lettering Delights Treedle Dee SVG set and cut the layers out with Make-the-Cut and the Silhouette SD cutter. The sentiment was printed using the Lettering Delights TXT Longhand font.

Even though this card was inspired by a military-related story, I hope that anyone who misses someone can use this idea too.

To all the men and women who have served or are serving in the military, here's a huge "Thank You" to you.

Happy Memorial Day, everyone!


  1. Awwww...that's a sad story :( Happy Memorial day! Love your card - so simple, yet has such a strong impact.

  2. What a great card! :o)


  3. This card is just perfect!

  4. I was a mess for weeks after reading that article! I can still see her standing there holding her daddy's hand. :(

    As always, your card is amazing!

    Ruthie :)

  5. Wha a touching story, Jin. One day there will be no more wars and little girls will not have to say good bye to their daddies ever again.

    ...And they will have to beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning shears. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, neither will they learn war anymore. Isiaiah 2:1-22


    Carmen L

  6. Such a sad story that is so true for many of us. I have been through many deployments and it is no fun. Hard to say good bye to those we love, hoping it won't be the last time we see them. Your card is amazing! Thank you so much for such a beautiful post on Memorial Day! Hooah Hugs!!

  7. Beautiful card Jin! How touching it would be for anyone to receive.

  8. Thanks for sharing this, is a touching story...and the card is just lovely.